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Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet
Kentucky Arts Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tom Musgrave
502-892-3122
tomr.musgrave@ky.gov

Kentucky Art Available at Governor’s Derby Celebration

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 2, 2017) — Fifteen Kentucky artists will exhibit and sell their work during the Governor’s Derby Celebration, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 6, on the lawn of the Old State Capitol.

The chosen artists represent a diverse sampling of more than 350 artists in the Kentucky Arts Council’s Kentucky Crafted program, an adjudicated program that provides assistance to Kentucky visual and craft artists through marketing and promotional opportunities and arts business training.

“The Kentucky Derby is a proud Kentucky tradition, and the Governor’s Derby Celebration in Frankfort has a long history of providing a fun opportunity for the capital city,” said Lydia Bailey Brown, arts council executive director. “We’re very excited to, once again, host this collection from talented Kentucky artists in Frankfort on the first Saturday in May.”

Artists who are exhibiting, listed by name, business name, artistic discipline and city of residence:

  • Richard Adams, Wooden Tricks, wood, London
  • Roger Ballard, Paul Roger Ballard Photography, photography, Versailles
  • Marti Brown, Made on Magnolia, fiber, Shelbyville
  • Kathy Conroy, Art by Kathy Conroy, scratchboard, Pleasureville
  • Jessica Daman, Sugar Mountain Jewelry, jewelry, Florence
  • Marta Dorton, Marta Dorton Artworks, painting, Lexington
  • Eugene King, TG Designs, wood, Stanton
  • Tracy Leasor, Candlewicking & Embroidery Creations, fiber, Louisville
  • Kimberley Mahlbacher, HeirloomCroft Art in Wool LLC, fiber, Louisville
  • Alisha Martin, The Bad Button Bespoke Corsets, fiber, Frankfort
  • Joe Offerman, Wood Carvings by Offerman, wood, Owensboro
  • Jeanette Rowlett, Jeanette's Jewelry/H&J Associates, jewelry, Berea
  • Scott Soeder, Scott Soeder, graphics, Louisville
  • Jason Sturgill, Xenosketch: The Art of Jason Sturgill, graphics/mixed media 2-D, Lexington
  • Erin Taydus, Sassa Bella, natural/organic, Harrodsburg

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The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, fosters environments for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.